Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2574



Summary and Implications

Embryo transfer is a reproductive technology that many livestock producers utilize as a part of their genetic improvement programs. Global use of embryo transfer technologies is increasing, and a need existed to modernize the animal science curriculum so that progressive livestock breeders would understand the intricacies of these technologies. During fall semester 1995, a two-credit lecture course in embryo transfer and related technologies was offered for the first time through the animal science department. In the fall of 1996, a 1- credit laboratory course was added to the animal science curriculum to provide meaningful hands-on training in embryo transfer technologies. These two courses have provided hundreds of animal science and veterinary medicine students with theoretical and practical training in embryo transfer and related technologies in cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and goats.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University